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Building Settlements on Mars May Have Just Gotten a Little Easier

New research by material scientists shows how it may be possible to build settlements on Mars using bricks made from the Red Planet’s own soil.


Undergraduate Researchers Test Building Blocks of Life in Space-Like Conditions

By testing amino acids in extreme conditions, undergraduate researchers learn which of life’s building blocks may exist in extraterrestrials.


Constellations Is an Upcoming Board Game for Stargazers of All Ages

Dante Lauretta’s newest board game creation, Constellations, aims to inspire kids of all ages by deepening their fascination with the stars.


Super-Earth LHS 1140b Has Scientists Excited about Possible Alien Life

Scientists have found a ‘super-Earth’ exoplanet in the habitable zone of LHS 1140, a red dwarf in the constellation of Cetus, located about 40 light-years away from Earth.


Cassini Swoops Past Saturn’s Moon Atlas for a Final Glorious Photoshoot

Cassini swooped past Saturn’s shepherd moon, Atlas, for its last and closest look of its strangely smooth surface.


Finding Alien Life on Saturn’s Moon, Enceladus, Just Got a Lot Likelier

The Cassini spacecraft found molecular hydrogen in the plume vapors of Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, vastly increasing the odds that scientists could discover extraterrestrial life here.


As If Astronauts Couldn’t Get Any Cooler, They Will Now Be Using Ziplines

If anything goes catastrophically wrong launching Boeing’s Starliner, astronauts will zipline to safety.